Spring Into Water Sports

There’s nothing like being active on the water. The sun is shining and the weather is warm so people will flock to the water! Kayaking, Wind Surfing, Wake-Boarding & Water skiing all make summer time so much fun but can be intense activities! Here’s a few conditioning exercises to get you in great shape for your favorite water sport.

Leg Squats:

week 2 singleLegSquats2Strengthen your body’s ability to get out of the water on the first attempt and to maintain a strong and solid position for a good ride once you’re up and out. Find a pole or a secure bar and hold on with both hands and your arms straight. Place one foot close to the bar/pole and the other suspended in the air. Keeping the front knee over your ankle and your arms completely straight, lean your body weight backwards into a deep one leg squat. Once your thigh is parallel to the ground, using your leg and hip muscles only, push yourself back to the starting position. Do not use your upper body to return to starting position. Perform 8-20 reps each side.

Endurance Squats:

Wrap your water-ski or wake boarding rope around a pole or tree. Place your feet into your normal ski, board or wind surf position. Grab hold of your handle and then lean back into your normal water-ski position. Start with holding an aggressive stance for 30 seconds and then build up from there.

vsitrotationMedicine Ball Kayaking: 

Hold onto a medicine ball and then lean back into a V-sit position. Now slowly rotate the medicine ball side to side mimicking a normal kayaking paddle. Continue for 30-60 seconds.



blue+lake+biker-1447176813Join us for the……
June 4th & 5th @ Blue Lake Park
This weekend festival offers an Olympic and Sprint Distance Triathlon, Duathlon & AquaBike, and a Super Sprint Tri that offers shorter distances for those new to the sport or just going for pure, raw speed. The Super Sprint is also a great event for our Junior Triathletes!

Sherri McMillan

Sherri McMillan

Sherri McMillan, holds a master's degree in exercise physiology and has been inspiring the world to adopt a fitness lifestyle for more than 33 years. She has received numerous industry awards including 2010 CanFitPro International Presenter of the Year, 2006 IDEA Fitness Director of the Year, 1998 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year, 1998 CanFitPro Fitness Presenter of the Year and 2005/2006 ACE Fitness Educator of the Year - Runner up. She is a fitness trainer, fitness columnist for various magazines and newspapers, author of five books and manuals including "Go For Fit - the Winning Way to Fat Loss" and "Fit over Forty" and the featured presenter in various fitness DVDs. She has presented hundreds of workshops to thousands of fitness leaders throughout Canada, Australia, Mexico, Jamaica, New Zealand, Germany, England, Spain, South America, Asia and the U.S. She is the owner of Northwest Personal Training in downtown Vancouver, the founder of WHY Racing Events & WHY Community, participates in various community fundraisers and can be found running, biking, or hiking around the community. Find more information at nwpersonaltraining.com.

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